Socrates to Sartre and Beyond / Edition 8

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Overview

This comprehensive, historically organized introduction to philosophy communicates the richness of the discipline and provides the student with a working knowledge of the development of Western philosophy. With a lively and approachable style it covers the principal contributions of Western civilization's most influential philosophers. It provides ample detail without complicating minutiae. The text covers all periods of philosophy, lists philosophers alphabetically and chronologically on the end-papers, and features an exceptional glossary of key concepts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073296180
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/30/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 468
  • Sales rank: 317,616
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.84 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Enoch Stumpf was Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Emeritus Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University prior to his death in 1998, at the age of eighty. He earned a B.S. in Business and Finance from the University of California at Los Angeles, a B.D. in Theology from Andover Newton Theological School, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1948 and served as Chair of the Philosophy Department from 1952 to 1967. After a five-year term as President of Cornell College, Professor Stumpf returned to Vanderbilt, where he remained until his retirement in 1984. Professor Stumpf’s publications include Democratic Manifesto (1954), Morality and the Law (1966), and four McGraw-Hill textbooks: Socrates to Sartre: A History of Philosophy (1966; 6th ed., posthumous, 1999); Philosophical Readings: Selected Problems (1971; 4th ed., 1994); Philosophy: History and Problems (1971; 5th ed., 1994); and Elements of Philosophy: An Introduction (1979; 3rd ed., 1993).

James Fieser is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Tennessee at Martin. He received his B.A. from Berea College, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from Purdue University. He is author, co-author or editor of ten textbooks, including Philosophy: A Historical Survey with Essential Readings (9/e 2014), Scriptures of the World's Religions (5/e 2014), Ethics: Discovering Right and Wrong (7/e 2012), Business Ethics and the Bottom Line (2012), A Historical Introduction to Philosophy (2003), and Moral Philosophy through the Ages (2001). He has edited and annotated the ten-volume Early Responses to Hume (2/e 2005) and the five-volume Scottish Common Sense Philosophy (2000). He is founder and general editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy web site (www.iep.utm.edu). His personal website can be accessed at www.utm.edu/staff/jfieser.

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Table of Contents

Book I: THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
PART ONE: ANCIENT GREEK PHILOSOPHY

1. Socrates Predecessors

2. The Sophists and Socrates

3. Plato

4. Aristotle
PART TWO: HELLENISTIC AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY

5. Classical Philosophy After Aristotle

6. Augustine

7. Philosophy in the Early Middle Ages

8. Aquinas and his Late Medieval Successors
PART THREE: EARLY MODERN PHILOSOPHY

9. Philosophy During the Renaissance

10. Rationalism on the Continent

11. Empiricism in Britain

*12. Enlightenment in Philosophy
PART FOUR: LATE MODERN AND 19TH CENTURY PHILOSOPHY

13. Kant

14. German Idealism

15. Utilitarianism and Positivism

16. Kierkegaard, Marx, and Nietzsche
PART FIVE: 20TH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY

17. Pragmatism and Process Philosophy

18. Analytic Philosophy

19. Phenomenology and Existentialism

20. Recent Philosophy
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